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Breast exam: Grouped year recode

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For sample females ages 30 and older who have ever had a breast physical exam, BREX123YRR is a recoded variable stating how long ago the respondent had a breast exam: within the past year, 1-3 years ago, or more than 3 years ago.

BREX123YRR was introduced as part of a supplement on cancer control. For related variables, please use the IPUMS NHIS search function and drop-down menus.


There are no comparability issues with this variable.


  • 1992: Half of female sample persons age 30+ in quarters 1 and 2, and in 2 weeks of quarter 3 (excluded from CAEP supplement) who have ever had a breast physical exam.


  • 1992